Afrojack’s “Can’t Stop Me” has been one of the more popular big room tracks for nearly a year and has already seen its remix package. The remixes from Tiesto, R3hab, and Dyro took the tune to a new level while amplifying it in the same vain as the original. More recently, a rendition from Tom Staar and Kryder has been floating around sets and has gone viral due to its juxtaposing elements. Breathing new life into “Can’t Stop Me,” Kryder and Staar’s deeper twist has finally seen its worldwide release, bringing the track and its history full circle. Experience Afrojack’s monster production in a new light and head to Beatport to claim it for your own.
uetta, Afrojack, Wolfgang Gartner, and more. With a tracklist like this one, there isn’t much that needs to be said. Simply plug in, turn up the volume, and get down to some of the hottest new tracks from EDM’s biggest names. Click past the break for the tracklisting.
ther fully-loaded remix. His rendition of Kirsty’s “Hands High” embodies his trademark production qualities and takes the Jacked sound to a new level. The one-two punch of the enlightening vocal and Nick’s frenetic electro combines for a forceful party track. We first witnessed Afrojack test out this tune at EDC New York, where it passed with flying colors after provoking the rambunctious crowd as any of his efforts normally would. The wait for Afrojack music will pay off when his remix of “Hands High” is made available on October 29th.
After dropping hints in a recent Ustream session, Afrojack has officially announced the latest round of dates for his next North American Jacked tour. Boasting 18 shows in total, the tour will take him coast to coast in venues of all sizes — everything from Petco Park in San Diego, to Chicago’s Congress Theater, to Mansion in Miami.
On his way to the studio in Amsterdam, Nick told us that he will be sticking to his proven formula this time around, but says that “it’s going to be bigger, have crazier visuals, and new music, of course.” He adds that “like every tour, I try to play the music that’s coming out after that tour — I’ll play the new shit that’s gonna be released at the end of 2012 / beginning of 2013,” but promises that “I’m still gonna play ‘Rock The House’ of course.” Still, that’s just the start of where things get interesting.
Approaching the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” the king of pop’s estate is putting out new remixes of the track, including one from Afrojack, who keeps the classic’s integrity in tact while injecting his signature sound. Without coming at “Bad” in an intrusive manner, the Dutch mega-producer turns up the dial and modernizes a hit that once ruled the music world. For Afrojack’s latest endeavor, and a fresh take on Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” head over to iTunes for the official release.
Today is a major dance music tease full of massive track previews and now we’re adding Afrojack’s remix of “Beat Down” to the mix. If you weren’t a fan of the original, perhaps this version will be more to your liking. With its Dutch style and short, percussive synths, the track oozes Afrojack’s signature sound. No word yet on its release date but we’ll keep you updated as more information comes in. Are you excited for this one or bored with the formula?
Afrojack is currently engaged in a lengthly Ustream session with his fans, where he is premiering new music, talking about tracks he’s been playing out, and also taking questions. In the livestream, Nick is talking about everything from Deadmau5′s “Press Play” article to Paris Hilton to whether or not he ever feels lonely on tour.
In his usual diplomatic style, Nick kept things classy, but did take the opportunity to take some jabs, assert some opinions, and of course, act downright giddy about some of his upcoming productions and things he’s working on.
Any given Afrojack liveset is sure to include a number of unreleased, untitled, (and probably) unfinished tracks, and Nick Van De Wall likes keeping us in the dark on new releases until he is good and ready. Last time we went through this cycle, we ended up with “Rock The House,” a huge banger that was first debuted at Ultra, and then teased again and again until its eventual release in mid July.
Well, Afrojack has revealed another ID track, this time with the temporary name “Annie’s Theme” — fitting for Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show where the track was most recently showcased. The song, which has followed a similar debut pattern as “Rock The House,” is a standard Afrojack affair, complete with bleeps, bloops, and lots of whizzing and scratching. Nick says that “it’s a piece of music… it doesn’t need a name,” but we’re sure it’ll get something fitting when it is eventually released. Listen to the preview below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Afrojack takes on another pop hit for the remixing, this time of Will.I.Am’s Steve Angello-produced and Eva Simmons-assisted “This Is Love.” Making its way through air waves and DJ sets, The Black Eyed Peas’ front man edges further into the world of electronic music with an EP full of remixes. Afrojack’s rendition features heavier dutch bleeps and a deep, distorted drop, making for one of his darker productions. This Is Love Remixes EP also sees remixes from Sidney Samson, Damien Le Roy, James Egbert, and Richard Vission Solmatic; all available on Beatport today.
When it comes down to it, the case can be made for pretty much any recognized DJ as to why they should be included in the DJ Mag Top 100. That being said, it is incredibly difficult to select only 5 worthy of a vote. Once you realize that the “rankings” are more akin to a popularity contest and that many of the slots will be given to shoo-ins, the moment will come to make your vote count. After weeks of deliberation, I established my criteria and made my selections for this extension of DA‘s Where My Head’s At.
My DJ Mag Top 100 picks illustrate the DJs that have earned my vote in 2012; they are not necessarily my favorites, nor are they exactly who I believe is “the best.” My votes will go to DJs whose contributions to dance music hold the most weight, and to those who have had an over-the-top impact in 2012. Agree or disagree, every vote counts, so here are mine.